How to Deal with Sore Gums or Teeth


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Sep 7, 2012
Occasionally, your gums or teeth may start to feel slightly sore due to various causes. For example, something sharp may have pricked the gum tissue, causing slight pain whenever you eat or try to talk. Luckily, gum tissues tend to naturally heal themselves within a few days unless you are dealing with an extreme condition. Here are some ways you can deal with sore gums or teeth at home. #1 Make Your Own Toothpaste
Sore gum and teeth may occur due to the dental product you are using. If you just started using a new dental product, your teeth or gum tissues may be reacting to it badly. If that is the case, stop using that specific whitening product and use a natural toothpaste. It’s not hard to make one that is effective at whitening and healing your teeth and gum tissues. For example, mixing baking soda, water, and peppermint extract is a good way of making natural toothpaste.  You can also make your own mouthwash using cloves. The dried flower buds contain properties that aid toothache and gum pain. To make your own mouthwash, boil some clover buds in water. Let it cool with the cloves still inside for one or two hours. Pour the solution into a bottle and start rinsing your mouth with your own home-made mouthwash. It can do wonders for your oral health. #2 Kill Bacteria
Another reason why your gum tissues might feel sore is due to the presence of bacteria. It is important that you kill off any bacterial growth or you increase the chances of contracting dangerous diseases. If you have conditions like Gingivitis or Periodontal disease, you will feel a lot of pain in your mouth. The best way to kill bacteria is to maintain clean dental health and eat food that contain natural antibiotic properties such as basil leaves. #3 Visit the dentist
For some, their mouth condition may be so severe that it must require professional treatment. For example, you may have a lot of tartar or plaque that requires cleaning up. Bacteria thrive in dirty conditions therefore it is essential that you get rid of as much plaque as possible. By getting rid of plaque, you reduce the amount of areas where bacteria can grow on your teeth. It will also make your teeth whiter. #4 Flossing
If you have bleeding gums, your oral health must be in a really poor state. Did you know that flossing is just as important as brushing? You should floss at least twice a day to clear out any unwanted food residue in your mouth. There are two common ways of flossing. You can either use a dental floss and do a zigzag motion with the thread or you can get yourself a water pick device and clear out the residue using high-pressured water. In the end, the best way to avoid sore gums or teeth is to simply maintain good dental habits. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal for at least two minutes. Lots of people forget to brush the backside of the teeth. It may feel a little funny when you do but it is important that you have ever area covered.